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Question for Home Office

UIN 125205, tabled on 26 January 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether UK Visas and Immigration expedites cases in which an applicant’s entry to the UK via air may be restricted due to pregnancy before the case is resolved.

Answered on

5 February 2018

While UKVI’s published timescale for processing standard visa applications is 12 weeks (60 working days) for settlement applications, and three weeks (15 working days) for non-settlement applications the option of appling for a priority visa service is available to applicants should time be a factor in their applications.

Those applications made under the priority service will be placed to the front of the processing queue and expedited. However, it should be noted that timescales for decision are not guaranteed. If there is a problem with an application or it is complex and expected to take longer than the standard processing timescale, UKVI will write to the customer within the standard processing time and explain what will happen next.

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Home Office